Spinner for Pyrmont playground
An accessible spinner has been installed at Pirrama Park playground, with the new play equipment ensuring fun and games for children of all ages.
The purpose-built, universal piece of play equipment is suitable for children with and without disability.
Up to 3 wheelchairs can use the spinner at once, as well as by multiple other children, so everyone can have fun together.
Pyrmont residents were behind the proposal to Council for all inclusive playground equipment at the park.
The accessible spinner is just one of a number of improvements the City is making to the Pirrama Park playground, along with new landscaping, footpaths and more shade umbrellas.
The City is considering more universal play equipment for other playgrounds.
In 2014, the City of Sydney’s parks were ranked top across NSW in an independent state-wide survey.
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Harbourside park in Pyrmont
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture awarded Pirrama Park for its stunning design in 2012.
Pirrama Park is a 1.8 hectare harbourside space in Pyrmont, located in the city’s west. The perfectly landscaped site includes grasslands, wide avenues, a playground, cafe, public toilets as well as picturesque spots for barbecues and picnics. The park has a sheltered bay where visitors can access the water and the floating pontoon can be used by private boats. Please note there is no ferry service from the park.
Formerly a base for the water police, the property was acquired by the City of Sydney in 2005. Look closely and you’ll see the original shoreline marked out by the foreshore esplanade, as the park was built on land reclaimed from the water. The Stevedore Walk tribute marks the area’s history, which was once full of wharves and dock workers.
Sustainable features of the park include solar panels, rain water capture and re-use, energy efficient lighting and timber decking made from recycled materials.
To reach the park by public transport, catch the 443 bus. Pirrama Park is located at the end of Harris Street.
Pirrama Park honours the first Australians who lived in the area. It means ‘rocking stone’ in the Gadigal language.
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Last updated: Friday, 16 August 2013